Monday, November 18, 2013

2013 Handmade Holiday Showcase Day 4 : Decorate for the Holidays with Nostalgic Vintage :-)

Prettige Feestdagen!!!

Welcome to Day 4 of our 2013 Handmade Holiday Showcase! :-) 

  We're happy to present to you a special Home Decor Holiday Guide curated by our lovely leader, Patricia


A Holiday Gift Guide

Lacey Tree Skirt Trim
Add some cozy charm around your Christmas Tree by using a unique tree skirt made from a vintage petticoat.

Dress Your Windows 

For a unique window treatment add holiday hued vintage aprons as valences and tiers. Just hang by the apron strings attached to the curtain rod.

Christmas on a Silver Platter

Add cozy charm to just about anything by displaying it on a vintage silver platter. Arrange a vignette of Putz style houses, on a platter, or use it as a holder for your Holiday cards. Better still, use to hold a an array of vintage ornaments! The possibilities are endless-the charm is irresistible !

Shabby Chic Tree Stand

Improve that tree stand by resting it in a vintage galvanized tub. Not only will it hide the stand with a rustic cover up, it will hold water for your tree for days on end!

Skaters' Delight

Get the feel of a classic Currier and Ives winter scene by creating a vignette with vintage ice skates. Hang from a peg festooned with greenery and adorned with a bow and you have classic winter charm!

Holiday Hued

Group red and green vintage pieces on a shelf or table top to make a festive seasonal statement. 


Crystal Christmas

Nothing catches the glow of Christmas lights than vintage glass pieces. Consider using vintage glassware as containers for Poinsettia plants, Christmas greens or a fragrant grouping of frosted pine cones.


Kitsch and Cute

Don't neglect those small spaces. Display a few smaller vintage pieces together to add holiday magic to any spot. Vintage kitchen utensils tied with a gingham ribbon can become unique ornaments.     

Hearty wishes for a festive season filled with memory making moments and quiet reflections. In the spirit of the holiday, we'll close with lyrics from a popular vintage Christmas song first recorded in 1954, Home for the Holidays.

 ♫ There's no place like home for the holidays, 'cause no matter
How far away you roam, if you want to be happy in a million ways
For the holidays, you can't beat home, sweet home. ♫


Our shop offers shabby inspired items that are time loved vintage, hand crafted, or skillfully revived. Treasures for the home, special events or gift giving can all be found in our aisles! For an added bit of salty charm, we also feature crafted nautical items. Surround yourself with a cozy feel with something from North and South Shabby!


Support Handmade This Holiday Season :-) 

Don't miss out on our next 8 Spectacular Days Of Gift Guides :-) 

Come back tomorrow and see what awesome gift ideas
we have prepared for you for Day 5 of our 2013 Handmade Holiday Showcase!

Day 1 : Enchanted Gift Guide
Day 2 : Gourmet Gift Guide
Day 3 : Gifts For The Body That Pamper Your Soul Holiday Gift Guide
Day 4: Decorate for the Holidays with Nostalgic Vintage


Simple ideas to accent your home or brighten up your office. A Gift Of Nature features adorable miniature landscapes and aquascapes. Our love of nature brings about our vision for these mini terrariums. Easy and fun to assemble DIY Terrarium Kits perfect for holiday gifting. Experience the beauty of nature at your fingertips!



  1. Great vintage pieces that will bright up our holidays !
    Wendy from Hippo's Dream

  2. Unique ideas for beloved vintage goods!!!
    Cindy from PetticoatsPlus